NC East Alliance

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Platinum Sponsors ($25,000+)


East Carolina University is a critical partner assisting NC East Alliance with research, workforce development, marketing, and more. ECU is home to over 29,000 students and the only school in North Carolina with a dental school, medical school, and college of engineering. ECU and NC East serve the same 29 county region on eastern North Carolina.

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Integrated Financial Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK: IFHI) is a North Carolina-based financial services holding company, specializing in small business lending solutions and targeted bank deposit products to underserved verticals with a focus on technology and collaborative, opportunistic investments. Through its six wholly-owned subsidiaries (West Town Bank & Trust, West Town Insurance Agency Inc., Windsor Advantage, LLC, Glenwood Structured Finance, LLC, SBA Loan Documentation Services, LLC and Patriarch, LLC) the IFH family of companies employs nearly 130 people in approximately 12 locations across 7 states. IFH holds a minority investment in two additional companies (RiskScout, Inc. and Dogwood State Bank) and recently formed a joint venture with West Town Payments, LLC. IFH is registered with, and supervised by, the Federal Reserve. IFH provides NC East with an incubator office in Edenton, NC home to multiple international companies.


Vidant Health is a not-for-profit, 1,447-bed hospital system that serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 Eastern North Carolina counties mirroring the NC East region. The health system is made up of nine hospitals and more than 12,000 employees. Vidant also includes wellness centers, home health and hospice services, a dedicated children's hospital, rehab facilities, pain management and wound healing centers and specialized cancer care. 


Gold Sponsors ($10,000+)


Bull & Company is an Internet marketing firm specializing in digital website design and marketing, website maintenance, social experiences, writing, blogging, e-newsletters and print. With over 20 years of media experience, they can help you with your Internet marketing needs. Bull & Company assist NC East Alliance with a variety of needs such as website development, SEO, content management, and more.

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Dominion Energy operates in 16 states including much of Northeastern North Carolina. Dominion offers safe, clean, reliable and affordable energy to nearly 7 million customers. They are headquartered in Richmond, Virginia


ElectriCities is a not-for-profit membership organization of municipally owned electric utilities that are spread across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. They advocate for public power communities at the state and federal levels, and provide a number of administrative, technical, legal, and legislative services to support their members.

Silver Sponsors ($5,000+)


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Board Allies

  • Tracey Johnson, Washington County Commissioner
  • Todd D. Edwards, Owner, Todd Edwards Construction
  • Brenda Daniels, Economic Development Manager, Electricities of NC
  • Dr. Michael Van Scott, Vice Chancellor Research, Economic Development & Engagement, ECU
  • Mark Hamblin, Board Chair, Owner Furniture Medic by Hamblin Restorations
  • Amy Braswell, Director, Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce
  • Ray McKeithan, Manager, Public & Government Affairs, Nutrien Inc.
  • Freeman Paylor, Senior VP Relationship Manager, Commercial Banking, PNC Bank
  • Bryan Smith, Economic Development Manager, Dominion Energy
  • Roland Vaughan, Former Mayor, Town of Edenton
  • Michael Waldrum, CEO, Vidant Health

STEM East Council

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Others supporting STEM East

Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Golden LEAF
Lenoir Committee of 100
Wells-Perkins-West Trusts
Membership support from the following school districts: Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Wayne, and Wilson

Northeast STEM

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